Why is everything going wrong?

On some days it seems that whatever the Scottish Government does goes wrong. The list is so long now that it is really hard to capture it in succinct ways (here’s a taster). The emblematic failure must be the education agenda which was announced with a fanfare...

The Covid Inquiry can’t be a whitewash

In a few hours (at the time of writing) the consultation on the remit of the inquiry into all aspects of the Covid pandemic will be closed. The continued revelations about how Public Health Scotland broke the law in its attempts to, let’s say, minimise the...

When politics and politicians diverge

Is politics starting to diverge markedly from politicians? There are so many signs that this might be true that it is starting to bring into question the democratic system we have and raises questions about the democratic system we need. The prime exhibit for this...

Oh dear Scottish Greens, so soon?

Yesterday the Scottish Greens disgraced themselves and let Scotland down; they voted against a publicly-owned National Energy Company. But their critics are wrong to say they have sold their souls cheap – for being a good boy Patrick Harvie is to be allowed a shot of...

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